Today’s front pages – Tuesday, March 5

The Copenhagen Post’s daily digest of what the Danish dailies are reporting on their front pages

Germans condemn Danske Bank’s rescue plan

Danske Bank’s infamous ‘New Standards’ plan, which was is supposed to propel the bank back into the Nordic elite, is doomed to failure, according to a German investment bank. In a rather dour analysis, Berenberg Bank said that Danske Bank would be one of the losers of the European future, pointing to the bank’s unrealistic goals to increase equity from the current 3.6 percent to over 12 percent by 2015. According to a Copenhagen Business School professor, Danske Bank’s poor evaluation will affect the bank’s customers negatively in the long run. – Børsen

Skat’s tough taxation draws ire

A number of businesses and financial advisors believe that the tax authority’s relentless hunt for money has gone too far after Skat demanded nearly six billion kroner from software giant Microsoft. In 2012, Skat raised the taxes for multinational companies by a total of 21 billion kroner in 67 cases, both of which are records. John Bygholm from the accountant association, FSR, said that many companies feel like they are being hunted by Skat. – Jyllands-Posten

New reality show under fire

DR’s new reality show, Ultrahuset, which starts tonight on DR Ultra – a new channel aimed at children aged seven to 12 – and features children who have family or school problems, has attracted criticism from child advocates Børns Vilkår. In the show, entitled 'Ultrahuset', six children live together in one house with a camera in the ceiling and in the refrigerator and they talk to each other about their issues in the classroom and with their parents. But Børns Vilkår argues that putting the children on TV could have negative consequences afterwards when the children return to their normal lives – Politiken

Chemical spill in Funen

Firefighters are currently dealing with a chemical spill in Nyborg on the eastern side of Funen. According to reports, the contents of a toppled barrel has corroded several other 200-litre barrels also containing chemicals such as thionyl chloride, hypochlorite solution and a diluted mix of inorganic cyanide. While the full extent of the slip is unknown, firefighters are using special gravel to suck up the chemicals. No one has been injured and the effects of the spill aren't expected to reach residential areas in Nyborg. – Ingeniøren





  • How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    Being part of a trade union is a long-established norm for Danes. But many internationals do not join unions – instead enduring workers’ rights violations. Find out how joining a union could benefit you, and how to go about it.

  • Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals are overrepresented in the lowest-paid fields of agriculture, transport, cleaning, hotels and restaurants, and construction – industries that classically lack collective agreements. A new analysis from the Workers’ Union’s Business Council suggests that internationals rarely join trade unions – but if they did, it would generate better industry standards.

  • Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    The numbers are especially striking amongst the 3,477 business and economics students polled, of whom 31 percent elected Novo Nordisk as their favorite, compared with 20 percent last year.